Our village mini-recycling hub at Damerham's Western Downland School at Mill End is now up and running!
The idea is to provide a place where selected - hard to recycle- items which are not collected by the weekly council services can be deposited to reduce the amount of rubbish which would otherwise be taken to landfill. We will be collecting some items to pass on to charities and other items which will enable us to raise money for Western Downland Primary School. For example, we can raise significant amounts of money for the school by collecting used HP and Canon printer ink cartridges and crisp packets are being collected to benefit the Hampshire Air Ambulance.
We are limited on space so we would respectfully ask that only the items listed are left. However, this will be a work in progress so any ideas, suggestions (or indeed offers of help!) will be very gratefully received. There is a list of items which will be taken on the shed door and this will be regularly updated on the Damerham village website www.damerham.org.
The shed is located at the Damerham school site in the staff car park (there is also one at the Rockbourne school site - staff car park) and will be open at all times. However, it is probably in your interests to avoid the busy drop off and pick up times at the school!
The school is working on assembling a “Green Team” of children interested in environmental issues who would like to help with the recycling centre and if anyone else would like to be involved, please contact Suzy Simmons on 01725 518044 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Grateful thanks to Damerham and Rockbourne Parish Councils for funding the sheds and to Miss Wilcox for allowing the sheds to be located at the two school sites.”
STAMPS – UK & FOREIGN
Aims to reduce the UKs high still birth and neonatal death rate by raising awareness and encouraging closer observation of foetal movements.
POSTCARDS (GB and foreign, posted and unused)
COINS and BANKNOTES
An international Christian development organisation that diagnoses, treats and offers specialist care, including reconstructive surgery, to leprosy patients. The aim is to transform and empower the lives of people affected by leprosy.
In line with WHO guidance pre-used glasses are no longer sent overseas but are instead recycled – sometimes for their precious metal content or sold to generate income. Plastic glasses are recycled.
This company resells corks and donates % of their profits to their nominated charities. They also supply free corks to various charities and schools to use in craft projects.
PLASTIC MILK BOTTLE TOPS
Stars Appeal Salisbury District Hospital
To raise money for their ongoing projects
ELASTIC BANDS – to be returned to the Post Office to be reused.
BATTERIES (household only)
FOIL (must be scruchable and washed please!)
CONTACT LENS BLISTER PACKAGING/USED SOFT CONTACT LENS
PLASTIC CAN RING LOOPS
HOUSEHOLD CLEANING PACKAGING (only certain items, please see guidance on box)
DENTAL WASTE – toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes/packaging
ALL WRITING INSTRUMENTS (except pencils and chalk)
Any brand of pen, felt tip, highlighter pen or marker.
Correction fluid pots and correction tape.
Mechanical pens and eraser pens
Let's work together to reduce landfill waste!
See the latest edition of the Parish Pump for forthcoming events (link above)